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Museo Arqueologico de la Universidad

Calle Jordan E- 199 (esquina Nataniel Aguirre), Cochabamba 992, Bolivia
4 25 00 10
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Interesting afternoon activity

This museum was small but packed with interesting exhibits. Everything from dinosaur bones to real... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Tyler L
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Boston, Massachusetts
Small Museum but Excellent with English Tour Guide

This museum is not large but has a good collection of local antiquities (Tiawanku, Inca, etc). The... read more

Reviewed 21 July 2017
TravelingKornfelds
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Bolivia’s history comes alive in this collection of maps, household items, tools and especially mummies and fossils.
  • Excellent37%
  • Very good35%
  • Average25%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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“small museum” (3 reviews)
“mummies” (6 reviews)
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Calle Jordan E- 199 (esquina Nataniel Aguirre), Cochabamba 992, Bolivia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum was small but packed with interesting exhibits. Everything from dinosaur bones to real mummies!! We spent a few hours here one afternoon and definitely recommend it to anyone interested in archeology.

Thank Tyler L
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Reviewed 21 July 2017

This museum is not large but has a good collection of local antiquities (Tiawanku, Inca, etc). The highlight for us was the excellent (english speaking) tour guide who was a wealth of information and spoke from a personal perspective, as he is a descendent of...More

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Reviewed 19 April 2017

This little museum has an ambitious scope - the inhabitants of Bolivia from paleoindian times to the colonial era. While explanations are basic,t hey are good, but nothing in English.. Also, the quality of the artifacts/displays does not compare to other cities' museums. Not really...More

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Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Interesting to learn about pre-Inca and Inca history, very similar with the free museum in Tarija. Halloweenlike skulls and mummies. Costs 20bs pp.

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Reviewed 23 December 2015

I've been to Cochabamba a few times and never knew about this gem. The set up is really well made, the artifacts are fantastic and they really know how to tell a story. Do yourself a favor and spend a couple of hours in this...More

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Reviewed 12 November 2015 via mobile

A nice museum with diverse materials starting from dinosaurs till Incas. Lots of pottery, tools, several mummies, deformed skulls, fossils, dinosaur bones etc. Everything is in Spanish, the day I went there was no guide available. Entrance is 25 BOB. Liked it!

Thank Ferenc C
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Reviewed 17 October 2015

The building used to be the National Central Bank of Bolivia....even one of the bank´s vault have an Inca´s Chullpa....is a small museum but it has awesome things to see...and learn about the quecha and inca culture in this area

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Reviewed 22 June 2015

This is a nice museum detailing the history of the area and the country. They have some very good artifacts on display and a wonderful staff to give the tour.

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Reviewed 18 June 2015

Loved everything. Especially the ancient writings. Everything from pottery to tools to clothing to an ancient mug. This is a very small museum but the contents are so precious, it is a definite place to visit if you are in Cochabamba.

Thank TAL1961
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Reviewed 4 September 2014

Interesting but hardly special. Photography is not allowed so obtaining reference material is difficult. Two prices for entrance one for tourist ans a much lower price for nationals, just another way to fleece tourists.

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